Social Question

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

What's your favorite car?

Asked by lucillelucillelucille (28905points) 1 week ago

Please list 17 reasons why or just 1.You pick.

Observing members: 0 Composing members: 0

87 Answers

rebbel's avatar

This year I’ve been twice driving my brothers’ 1968 Chevelle.
That was the most fun I have ever had driving a car.
Before that it was my Alfa Romeo 33 1.7QV; that was pretty neat too!

Reason 12: engine power
Reason 16: sound

The last twenty years I ride a bicycle.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Chevelles are nice. My BIL had two.
I have never seen the Alfa Romeo 33 1.7 QV. What does the QV stand for?

elbanditoroso's avatar

Ford Torino hatchback – picture

I had a 1967 model. Fun to drive.

ragingloli's avatar

Jimmy Carr. Because he is very funny.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@elbanditoroso _I did not know that they came in a hatchback! Or that they were called Fairlanes in other countries.

Zaku's avatar

My favorite is/was a BMW 325 e30 (1987) 4-door 5-speed sedan, when it was in good repair.
Reasons:
* Incredible (and in my case, perhaps life-saving on a few occasions) balance and handling.
* Very fun to drive.
* Pretty fuel efficient (25–30 MPG).
* Nice (pre melted tennis shoe) aesthetics.
* Plenty of power and speed.
* Good brake system.
* Little or no overblown expensive-to-maintain electronics.
* Non-BMW-corprorate mechanics can repair anything in it, usually without having to buy a new computerized system from BMW.
* I can fit in it comfortably.

@rebbel Nice! Yeah my dad had an Alfa Romeo 33 1.7 sedan, and it was wonderful to drive. Not wonderful to maintain though.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@rebbel -I thought that was my surname for a second. I should be so lucky!

rebbel's avatar

@Zaku Indeed.
They are pretty difficult to find nowadays, and the ones that are still around are quite costly.
That BMW is nice too!
Are you European?

rebbel's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille It has a nice ring to it!

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Zaku -A friend had something similar.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@rebbel -and it doesn’t take long to write it out!

gondwanalon's avatar

My 55 Chevy I’ve owned it since 1978. It use to be pearl white with flames but I’m more conservative now (as some of you already know). HA!

LadyMarissa's avatar

Back during the winter, my old Buick Century 5 door died. It was only 23 years old so I don’t understand why it was in such a rush!!! LoL In looking for a replacement I knew that it was going to be a preowned vehicle unless I got really lucky. While on an unplanned trip to the next town over, I passed a very nice looking car lot that specialized in preowned vehicles. When I got home, I went to their website to see exactly what they had to offer & at what prices. First car I pulled up was a 2008 Buick LaCrosse 4 door with only 110K miles on it. The price was very reasonable & at a level where I could afford to pay cash & it’s all mine.This car came with heated leather seats & ALL the bells & whistles that you could want in a car. I’ve been driving it since mid March & I couldn’t ask for a better car!!!

It’s NOT a fancy sports car but it is sporty. It’s NOT an import so I’m buying American!!! It is VERY comfortable & gets decent gas mileage for my quick trips with little to NO highway driving. It also has an EXCELLENT stereo system!!! It’s the PERFECT car for the little old lady from Pasadena!!!

Zaku's avatar

@rebbel Not technically, but in most of my tastes.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@LadyMarissa I’m glad you got a good car!

LadyMarissa's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille Me too!!! I always worry when buying a pre owned because you never know what ypu’re going to get!!! My dad was a Chevy man, my mechanic a Ford man. I’ve fallen in love with Buick!!!

chyna's avatar

I can’t concentrate on the answers because I keep thinking about @rebbel having a hot brother.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@chyna -Photographic evidence would be nice.

rebbel's avatar

@chyna I have actually two brothers (they both own the Chevrolet), and one of them is going to be engaged tomorrow, and the other has been married for 28 years…:-)

KNOWITALL's avatar

Wow, hard pick. Chevelle’s, Nova’s, Impala’s, old Ford trucks (78), old bugs and VW hippie vans….Lincolns or Thunderbirds with suicide doors, model A’s with rumble seats. I love them all tbh, I can’t pick just one.

Driving an ex-bf’s Chevelle with racing stripe was one of the best experiences of my life. Extremely souped up, oh baby!

LadyMarissa's avatar

@chyna Dayum you!!! I was focused on my Buick until you mentioned a hot brother. Now I’m having a fantasy about his hot brother in my Buick…it’s going to be a long, HOT afternoon!!!

OMG, I forgot about the 1969 Cobra Mach 1!!!

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@KNOWITALL -I used to have a ‘69 T-bird with suicide doors. I like the ‘65s better.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

My grandpa’s 1984 baige ford. Was a comfortable and reliable car with perfect a.c. sorry I don’t know what the models name is.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1 -A.C.is a good thing indeed.
@KNOWITALL – It was a fun car! We sold it to a cop. I am sure he is not observing the speed limit.

KNOWITALL's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille Doesn’t surprise me, I have quite a few cop friends and raced one down the highway week before last. Didn’t know who it was until I saw his wife waving as I passed….lol

I raced the gun shop owner next door down I-44 this morning, too, then had to go tell him it was me later to grind his gears. Funny stuff, he’s a big burly guy.

We have a pretty big car enthusiast group here since we’re on historic Rt 66. It’s great, all the old cars I could ever want to see, someone’s got them here. And people younger than 60 love them and still fix and race them, too.

The best race I’ve ever been in the car for, was my hs friend Shane’s completely restored 57 Chevy and my ex’s Chevelle. I was terrified and loved every second! :)

ucme's avatar

Has to be my current one, Mercedes GLA.
Basically a big, sleek hunk of sports coupe…I like it a lot!!

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@KNOWITALL-Lol!
I go of a lot of shows/cruises.
The best one is this bar none:
http://www.woodwarddreamcruise.com/
@UCME-What do those initials stand for?

KNOWITALL's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille I’m really hoping to start going again soon, I love it. We have a cruise (and street racing-shhhh) every Friday night.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

The racing doesn’t do much for me but the different cars at the cruises are amazing!
I saw a man’s car collection a few months ago. It was out of this world! 1937 Cord.That is my absolute favorite car!It even had a bar in it and a compartment to store one’s golf bag :D

Response moderated (Writing Standards)
SEKA's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1 Any chance the 1984 beige Ford was a Crown Victoria

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@KNOWITALL- I am not very familiar with many of the foreign cars. I thought I liked the Bugatti until I saw one in person. It reminded me of a shoe…made me sad, it did. :(

ucme's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille God knows, probably some boring tech in German.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@SQUEEKY2 -I like the old trucks as well.
I love a ‘72 Riviera or a ‘70 Cutlass 442.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ucme Make something up but make it techy so it’s believable!

ucme's avatar

Okay, Gorgeous Lovely Adorable.
Works for me :)

Inspired_2write's avatar

One that is new and suits my needs and is completely paid off in full.

Response moderated (Writing Standards)
chyna's avatar

I had a 1972 MGB. Loved it! Good times.
I also had a 1969 Pontiac Firebird. It was my first car. Sweet.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@chyna-My sister is trying to sell her MGB. The last time I rode in it, I couldn’t get a brush through my hair XD I posted photographic evidence. I am on the right.
I love the 60’s Camaros and Firebirds! Ihad high hopes when they started to build the Camaros again but do not love the body style. I think the back end is too thick vertically to look fast.
[URL=https://s1238.photobucket.com/user/diningroomtable/media/hellride.jpg.html][IMG]https://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff486/diningroomtable/hellride.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@SEKA Ford Taunus 1980. Sorry for the bad link.
Maybe this would work Wikipedia
Taunus TC2 (1976–1979) and TC3 (1979–1982/1994)[edit]
Main article: Ford Taunus TC

Ford Taunus TC2 (1976–1979)
At the end of November 1975, in time for the 1976 model year, production began of the Taunus series “GBTS”. The Taunus and Cortina Mk IV were in most cases now almost identical, apart from regional variations (in terms of specification changes and trim levels).
The Taunus TC along with the Cortina Mk III and their successors have been produced in slightly updated forms in Europe, Argentina and widely across Asia by Ford or their local co-operators. Cortinas were also built in small numbers starting with the predecessor Cortina Mk II throughout the model series’ European/east Asian lifespan under license by Korean automaker Hyundai. This led to the Cortina 80 at the end of its production life serving as a starting point for the first Hyundai Stellar which succeeded the Cortina line in South Korea, handing over some major technical components such as the steering rack and the transmission propelling shaft to the otherwise non-Ford successor.
In 1982 production of the Taunus ceased in Europe; it was replaced by the Ford Sierra. The Sierra carried over the Cortina/Taunus OHC Pinto Engines and RWD configuration but was otherwise an all new car with independent suspension all round.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

1958 Corvette Fuel injection in green/turquoise. Like this one.

Pinguidchance's avatar

The one I drive from A to B.

It’s a vehicle, not an object of idolatry, or is it?

Leather.

MrGrimm888's avatar

1970 SS 454 Chevrolet Chevelle.
I would be happy with a 69 SS Z-28 Camero. Gloss black, with the racing stripes, in white, or silver. I’d prefer a manual 5 speed, or a converted 6 speed. Packed with 17, or 18 inch wheels.

I used to own a 98 Z-28. It had the 6 gears, but had a a override from 1st gear, to 3rd. It had an aluminum LS1. That car, could do 65, in first gear.

I like the new version too. But I haven’t driven one. Gotta be the Z-28 though… gloss black, and a cowel hood.

I could settle for a 68–70 Chevy Nova. Murdered out. Black everything.

I would also love, a 95ish Chevy Impala SS. It was a four door sleeper. With an LT-1.

I’d love to get a Hyabusa (motorcycle. ) But, I’d probably kill myself on it….But I wouldn’t care…

seawulf575's avatar

My first car was a 1969 Chevy Malibu. It was fun. But I think the car I liked the best was my 1973 Buick Riviera. Amazingly comfortable, stylish (I thought), and with a 454 cubic inch engine, it had power and then some. The only draw back was that it got about 8 miles to the gallon. I think the car I had that was the most fun to drive, though, was a 1971 MG Midget. Any car that can take a 90 degree turn at about 35 mph is just a hoot to drive. Put the top down and go! It was like driving a legal go kart on the highway.

KNOWITALL's avatar

@Seawulf My first car was a 79 Chevy Malibu V-8 too, thats what I drove in hs and college. Banana yellow lol.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Pinguidchance -Sooo..you’re not crazy about it?;)

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@MrGrimm888 – I’d definitely take the old Z-28.
Murder Nova from Street Outlaws?

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@seawulf575-Those Riviera’s are fabulous!They are on my short list of cars I really like.
I looked at one sale a few years ago.When I sat inside a dust cloud of what I imagined to be mouse sh!t came up.
That is when I knew that project was not for me.XD

seawulf575's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille I bought mine from a friend’s father. He had bought it new and had taken care of it. I did discover that it got its best gas mileage when you average 85+ mph on the freeway. I went from Cleveland Ohio to Atlanta GA doing that and averaged about 10 mpg. But then, at the time gas was only about $1/gal.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

See??Not so bad,is it? :D

MrGrimm888's avatar

@lucillelucillelusille . I liked the murder Nova. But I’d rather have one that was meant for taking turns better. Not just dragging.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Ironically, I’ve been compared/mistaken for that guy, a LOT. I’m probably taller, and more muscular, but used to have a long goatee, and have been compared to that driver…..

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I think he looks like my friend’s ex-husband.

raum's avatar

When I was in high school, I wanted an El Camino or a Karmann Ghia.

Now I care more about good mileage and safety ratings. [yawn]

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@raum I’d put my money on the El Camino in a fender bender against most of today’s cars. :)

KNOWITALL's avatar

@raum Whole bunch in my area if you ever want to fulfill that dream.

MrGrimm888's avatar

I have to day. It just occurred to me. I would like to drive The Knight Rider’s car. That was BADASS…

KNOWITALL's avatar

@MrGrimm Nice! Kit please drive off the mountain. Are you sure, Michael?

Between that and the General Lee, Smoky and the Bandit, we had to love fast carsright?

MrGrimm888's avatar

^Hell yeah!

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

KNOWITALL-No. Lol!
I’d take Jed Clampitt’s car over those three!

LadyMarissa's avatar

I always wanted a corvette until I had the opportunity to drive one. That dream went out the window real fast!!!

SEKA's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1 When I clicked on your link, the red Taurus came up. I used to own a 2003 gold Taurus. It looked a bit different than the one you referenced. I loved that car until the transmission imploded and then it was going to cost more than I had to fix it. That’s when I got the Crown Victoria.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@LadyMarissa -I have driven in a 70’s Stingray which wasn’t great, also in an 80’s model with a button for an improved ride. t didn’t seem to do much.
I sat in an old one that was very comfortable.It was either a late 50’s-early 60’s model. I didn’t get to drive it though. :(
That car was beautiful!

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@SEKA I don’t have a drivers licence and just liked the comfy seats in my grandpas car. The cleanliness was impeccable.

raum's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille Good point.

@KNOWITALL Hmmm…maybe I should start saving up for my midlife crisis car. Would be kind of fun rolling into the school parking lot playing some bass boosted NWA. Haha

MrGrimm888's avatar

I tried to buy a 69 Stingray Corvette. It was in decent shape, except for the interior. The owner was a friend of mine, and only wanted $3,500 for it. I showed up at the house, with the money. Then. I tried to sit in the car. Apparently, it wasn’t designed for a 6’5 person. I couldn’t fit in the car. I didn’t like the color (burgundy,) but the engine, and transmission were in great shape. Only 70,000 miles, and it had been well maintained. But… I couldn’t realistically fit in it… I was bummed out.

I have owned 2 Cameros, and could lay the sears way back, so u thought I might could do the same with that car. But it was just too small, for me….

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@MrGrimm888 -May I recommend a 1966 2 door Bonneville? Every time you open the door the music plays…and you will fit-no problem :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHifBiYQyC8

MrGrimm888's avatar

^Good advice. But not my car….

MrGrimm888's avatar

I currently have a Tahoe. I can fit in that.

SEKA's avatar

@MrGrimm888 Funny thing is that I was 5’2” and nearly had to lay on the floorboard in order to reach the pedals. I wonder where between my 5’2” and your 6’5” was the perfect height to fit comfortably?

MrGrimm888's avatar

^The world isn’t designed for tall people. I hit my head all the time. Can’t find shoes, or clothes. Many brands, don’t even make my sizes.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Or heavy people either, I am 5 foot 10 and weigh 340 and finding clothes is a huge pain.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Well. I used to weigh 315 lbs, and was tall. I had huge shoulders, and nothing fit. I cut the sleeves, off of most of my shirts, so they fit right…

Answer this question

Login

or

Join

to answer.
Your answer will be saved while you login or join.

Have a question? Ask Fluther!

What do you know more about?
or
Knowledge Networking @ Fluther